The purpose of this study was to investigate the kinds of support offered for integrating literacy strategies into mathematics instruction in elementary mathematics textbooks so that students are given opportunity to achieve the vision NCTM (2000) has for mathematical power for all. The research methodology for this was a qualitative content analysis using a priori codes. Two textbook series were chosen for this study. In each series examples of literacy integration ideas based on Trabasso's and Bouchard's (2002) effective comprehension strategies to teach comprehension were cited and analyzed. The results show that there is support for teachers to integrate literacy in mathematics instruction. Improvements can be made in both the classroom and during teacher preparation.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Teacher Education
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Williams, Wendy Ann, "An Investigation of the Support for Literacy Instruction in Elementary Mathematics Textbooks" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 1877.
Content Area Literacy, Mathematics